It’s the stuff of science fiction: machines that make decisions about who and when to kill. Referred to as “autonomous weapons”, they’re already in use to some degree. But as more sophisticated systems are being developed we wanted to an expert in the field about whether such systems comply with international humanitarian law and what it means for humanity to give machines the power over human life and death.
In times of emergencies and disasters of great magnitude, Honduran Red Cross volunteers play a fundamental role in supporting and assisting those who need it most. While caring for others, however, they may face significant stresses on their mental and emotional health. To ensure that volunteers are well equipped to deal with these stresses, the Red Cross has implemented “Caring for the Caregiver.”
“Who takes care of the caregiver, or who helps the rescuer?” asks Angel Celaya, a volunteer and psychologist with the Honduran Red Cross. “The team of Red Cross psychologists, through this project, has been a support in terms of mental health, so that we can assertively adapt to these complex situations.”